Piers Morgan was inundated with replies on Twitter and Instagram, after telling his 6.eight million followers he was about to speak with “the biggest star on planet Earth” yesterday. Before revealing who he was going to be talking to, many questioned the identification of his interviewee with some suggesting David Beckham. The Good Morning Britain host then confirmed it was footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, and their chat can be broadcast on ITV subsequent week. The 54-year-old instructed followers to count on some “astonishing” phrases from the Juventus participant, 34, however it was what he stated later that precipitated a frenzy.
After initially retaining the sportsman’s identify a secret, Piers then shared an image of the pair collectively flashing a thumbs up on the digicam.
Ronaldo was seen in a black shirt and pale trousers, whereas the journalist minimize a sensible determine in a white prime and go well with jacket.
“It’s a wrap!” the latter captioned it. “Just completed an astonishing interview in Turin with @Cristiano – the largest star on the planet.
“You’ll snort, you’ll cry, you’ll be shocked & you’ll be totally fascinated. An extraordinary footballer, a unprecedented man. Airs subsequent week on ITV.”
He later quipped with one other snap: “The G.O.A.T… with Cristiano Ronaldo. Thanks for a fantastic dinner @Cristiano – it was nearly pretty much as good because the interview.
“He says it’s essentially the most revealing he’s ever been. I agree. ‘Cristiano Ronaldo meets Piers Morgan’ airs on ITV, Tuesday 9pm.”
Piers was joined on his journey to Italy by his son Spencer, 26, from his marriage to ex spouse Marion Shalloe.
“‘Dad, can I come with you to Italy to meet Ronaldo?’” he posted. “‘Yes son, if you sort your own travel & pay your own way.’
“So he did, and I believe he acquired his cash’s price… @spencermorgan @cristiano #Turin,” as they each stood with signed shirts.
But it was in reference to Ronaldo because the “greatest of all time” that some disagreed on-line, and Piers was joyful to answer.
“Couldn’t land Messi so goes for no.2 – shame,” one person remarked, to which he stated: “Ronaldo’s No1 – and has been for a few years now.”